Nonviolent communication (NVC)

Nonviolent Communication is all about connecting more deeply with ourselves and others. It is a way to see our shared humanity and the universal human needs we all have, and to see through our different strategies.

NVC can guide us to find more clarity and compassion for what’s going on in ourselves and others, what motivates our behaviour, to find more choice and authenticity, and to find courage to name and ask for what would enrich us, without shame.

We run various events, trainings and groups based on nonviolent communication (NVC). If you are just getting started, you might want to join the book club or one of the practice groups, and if you are based in or near Calderdale, you are welcome to join our NVC Community.

NB: Tom W & Viv are both NVC practitioners on the path towards NVC certification (an accreditation process that takes 3-5 years to complete).

NVC practice groups

We run 2 Nonviolent Communication practice groups – one in person in Calderdale , and an online group. These are both currently on Wednesdays and open for new people to join. Contact Tom for more information at

Calderdale NVC Community

There is a growing warm and friendly NVC community in Calderdale. We meet to connect, support each other in integrating nvc and principles of nonviolence, build community and find mutual support. Find out more about Calderdale NVC Community here.

NVC book group

Viv hosts a book group, currently working through Marshall’s classic text ‘NVC – a language for life’ – a great place to start if you are a beginner, or if you would value revisiting the basics. We meet online on Mondays at 5pm covering a chapter a week, exploring our experiences and challenges, with chance to practice and ask questions. Find out more about the NVC book group here.

NVC trainings and events

We are also hoping to organise more weekend / multi day events in the hills near Hebden Bridge once lockdown ends – an opportunity to spend time together in nature, make connections, learn and practice NVC, give and receive support, and have fun!


Please get in touch or sign up to our mailing list for more information.

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